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Dancing With The Stars’ Cheryl Burke On Fitness In The New Year

December 27, 2011 03:29 PM by Ashley Lee

If you think you might have had a few too many servings at the holiday potlucks over the weekend, Cheryl Burke of Dancing With The Stars has advice for those who hope to keep fit in the new year. When she’s not gliding across the ballroom floor, find out what workouts work best for the two-time Mirrorball champion, and who is her ideal celebrity dance partner!

Cheryl Burke shared her personal fitness tips with People at a NYC event for Macy’s activewear line, Ideology.

“It’s all about doing something fun, whether it’s an outdoor activity or yoga,” she says. “For me, Jazzercize works amazing. If you don’t have time, just run on a treadmill. It makes you want to eat better.”

Though the Christmas season may have been a time of extravagance and “bending” those diet restrictions, Burke says consistency is key to breaking the holiday habit. ”If I go a week without working out, it makes me feel that I might as well keep indulging,” she says. “If you really care about your body, then your mind starts to work better. So it’s important that it all stays balanced.”

Burke, who also serves as Ideology’s brand ambassador, knows from experience how difficult it can be to stay fit. ”Now that the show has wrapped, I have to be careful not to indulge,” says Burke. “It’s important for me to keep my cardio up, especially for my body type, or I’ll gain weight so fast.

So after winning the Mirrorball with both Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith, and also joining hands with Wayne Newton, Rick Fox, Rob Kardashian and more, who is her ideal Dancing With The Stars partner? “I think anyone with lots of charisma, like Antonio Banderas, would be great.” We wouldn’t mind that either, Cheryl!

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